Today’s verse is the opening stanza in the song of the redeemed. Those who are moving forward by God’s grace, through their faith in Christ, have been saved from sin, death, and despair are called to sing out in gratitude and joy to the One who freely redeemed them at great personal cost. The Lord is good and merciful forever, because He is eternal, without beginning and without ending. Therefore, those who trust the Lord can, and should, give thanks, because those who are undeniably undeserving of His mercy and forgiveness have abundantly received, by grace through faith, His mercy and forgiveness. Do you have, and are you moving forward in this attitude of gratitude?